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How can you get pregnant with twins?

How can you get pregnant with twins?

Cross your fingers: The frequency of natural twinning is between 1-2%. Use of fertility medications can increase that chance to as high as 25%, but its considered medically inappropriate to administer fertility medicines purely for the purpose of conceiving multiples. ...Read more

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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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I want to have twins ...I have no problem getting pregnant ...I was hoping i could use a fertility druck my bio dad is a twin im 23 years after I have my next pregnancy i was to get fixed ... What can I do?

I want to have twins ...I have no problem getting pregnant ...I was hoping i could use a fertility druck my bio dad is a twin im 23 years after I have my next pregnancy i was to get fixed ... What can I do?

Be : Be careful what you wish for ... Twins are more high risk than a single baby, although most twins do fine with good OB and neonatal care, some twins have long-term problems, some are premature and some don't even make it to viability and are born before 24 weeks. The risk of cerebral palsy, a serious birth defect, is 4 - 5 times higher in twins compared to a single baby. You have a higher chance of pregnancy complications including serous ones like preeclampsia or placental abruption, a higher risk of c/section, and even a very slight increase in divorce rate. I know the media and anne geddes and other baby photographers all love to show pictures of cute twins all dressed up ... The kids with cerebral palsy are generally not shown on the front cover of a magazine. Couples who need treatment for infertility, from simple treatments like Clomid to advanced treatments such as in vitro fertilization (ivf), often have an increased risk of twins if more than one egg is released with fertility medications, or if more than one embryo is replaced into a woman's uterus after ivf. If we're treating couples for infertility who can't get pregnant on their own twins may be an acceptable risk of the treatment. Many couples tell me they want twins - they have been trying for a baby for one or many years, and many couples want two babies total and would love to have twins and 'be done'. We do our best to avoid triplets or more, though. In this case the risk of twins is justified by the benefit of treatment of their infertility. If you don't have any problems getting pregnant your natural chance of twins is about 1%. I don't recommend going to an ob/gyn or fertility md just because you want twins (wanting twins for "social reasons") - if you end up with complications to you or the babies, would it be worthwhile compared with just having two more kids separately? I would not recommend "getting fixed" in your early 20's until you are 100% sure that you're done either, we have great birth control options like the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud which is about as effective as having your tubes tied but reversible if you have one more child and then want another one later. I know this is not the answer you want. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I don't have any fertility issue.I wan to conceive twins.I hv heard abt Clomid (clomiphene) it helps in geting pregnant with twin.Bt i didn't find it here in pakistn?

I don't have any fertility issue.I wan to conceive twins.I hv heard abt Clomid (clomiphene) it helps in geting pregnant with twin.Bt i didn't find it here in pakistn?

7-10%: Clomid (clomiphene) increases your chances of twinning by about 7-10%. I don't recommend using it if you are fertile and ovulating on your own. If you take it, you should be under the care of a doctor who is familiar with its use. Long term use of Clomid (clomiphene) can increase your risk of ovarian cancer. ...Read more

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Does in veto mostly come out multiples? What's the percent of me getting pregnant with more than one child by going to a fertility clinic ...I have 2 children already( not twins) my dad is a twin and my mother got pregnant with twins twice but miscarried

Does in veto mostly come out multiples? What's the percent of me getting pregnant with more than one child by going to a fertility clinic ...I have 2 children already( not twins)  my dad is a twin and my mother got pregnant with twins twice but miscarried

Hello. : Hello. There seems to be some variability to the statistics. With Clomid (clomiphene) there is reported to be a 5 to 12 percent chance of twins. With in vitro fertilization (ivf), the odds could increase to 20 to 40 percent, depending on the number of embryos used. However, before fooling around with mother nature, think about what will you will do if your become pregnant with triplets or quads. Take care. ...Read more

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Fertility drug how effective to get pregnant with twins or triplets?

Fertility drug how effective to get pregnant with twins or triplets?

Increased risk for!: All fertility drugs and assisted reproductive technologies lead to increased risk for multifetal pregnancies (twins, triplets, etc). Without stimulation, most populations have a ~1% risk for multiples. After art or fertility drugs, this risk is between 3-15%, depending on your center's protocols, your condition, chance and choices. ...Read more

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I've heard of Clomid (clomiphene) to elevate possibilities to get pregnant and having twins...Can i get an over-the-counter fertility pill that increases chances ?

I've heard of Clomid (clomiphene) to elevate possibilities to get pregnant and having twins...Can i get an over-the-counter fertility pill that increases chances ?

No: There are no over the counter ovulation induction medications like clomid (clomiphene). The chance of multiples on Clomid (clomiphene) is about 7-10%, Femara (another similar med) has a 5-7% chance of multiples. See your doctor to discuss these meds further and if they're right for you. ...Read more

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Can i get pregnant 2 days before my fertility window ends?

Can i get pregnant 2 days before my fertility window ends?

Yes: The best timing is earlier in the window, but it also depends on how you are calculating your window (it's a narrow window). Good luck! ...Read more

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Do you recommend GNC fertility drug for one trying to get pregnant?

Do you recommend GNC fertility drug for one trying to get pregnant?

There is none: Meds can help but these are available only through a prescription. You need to speak with an obstetrician. ...Read more

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What over-the-counter fertility medication i can take to get pregnant ?

What over-the-counter fertility medication i can take to get pregnant ?

None: Check with your gyn and have hormonal levles evaluated and make sure your pelvic exams are up to date. ...Read more

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I don t ovulate is it possible for me to get pregnant without fertility meds ?

I don t ovulate is it possible for me to get pregnant without fertility meds ?

No. : Only if you ovulate. Women with some conditions can ovulate after weight loss or correction of some other condition like a thyroid disorder. ...Read more

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What is the wrong thing to say to a fertility couple that cannot get pregnant?

What is the wrong thing to say to a fertility couple that cannot get pregnant?

I had no problems ..: Telling them how you had no problems conceiving. Infertility is tough when pregnant women and babies are all around, magazines show pregnant celebs even at "age 48", and 16 year olds with unplanned pregnancies get their own 'reality' show. Support and encouragement go a long way. I hope that they are also seeing a fertility md. Many who need help don't seek it, but treatment works for many couples. ...Read more

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The six days of fertility widow can you get pregnant in any day of those six days?

The six days of fertility widow can you get pregnant in any day of those six days?

Not exactly: Pregnancy can start on one day (or 1-2 days) during each cycle, because the egg only lives for a day or two. No egg = no baby. Sperm can live several days, so having sex from 1 to 5 days before the egg is ready, up to and including the day of ovulation, can lead to pregnancy... but the pregnancy can only begin on the 1-2 days that the egg is live and ready. That's why fertile days are 6-7 days. ...Read more

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Does toxoplasmosis effect men's or women's fertility make it harder to get pregnant?

Does toxoplasmosis effect men's or women's fertility make it harder to get pregnant?

Unusual: This would be an unusual presentation for this type of problem. It might be from the treatment rather than the disease process. Explain this to your doctor and get the gyn opinion. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Why do some some people get pregnant faster then others, even if they have no fertility issues?

Why do some some people get pregnant faster then others, even if they have no fertility issues?

We are all different: All of us have unique characteristics that differentiate us from others. Some can jump high and run fast. Others are great math. Some are very fertile ...Read more

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How long after coming of roaccutane can I get pregnant? Does it affect fertility after coming off?

How long after coming of roaccutane can I get pregnant? Does it affect fertility after coming off?

1 month: Accutane is usually cleared 5-10 days after the last dose. Waiting one month is to give you a safety margin. As you know, becoming pregnant while taking Accutane greatly increases the risk of miscarriage and birth defects. Prior use of Accutane should not affect your fertility. ...Read more

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I am 19 and I have been trying to get pregnant for a year now is it ok to try fertility blend to help me get pregnant ?

I am 19 and I have been trying to get pregnant for a year now is it ok to try fertility blend to help me get pregnant ?

Would not recommend: Would see a doctor that specializes in infertility. It could be your husband's sperm and then you would be wasting time with different therapies. Best to get the answers before trying different therapies. ...Read more

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I am a 42 year old single female who wants to get pregnant; I don't have any fertility issues I know of; wheres the best place to begin?

I am a 42 year old single female who wants to get pregnant; I don't have any fertility issues I know of;  wheres the best place to begin?

Ivf: Well you are fortunate to be in this time period for you have many options. Now age is against you but see a fertility specialist for options. They are costly bit possible start there and good luck. Don't forget adoption there are a lot of wonderful children who are in need of a nice family ...Read more

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